“He’s a guy who came highly recommended from opposing coaches in the Eastern Conference,” said Head Coach Matt O’Dette. “He’ll immediately improve our blue line and help us out defensively. His skill is something we need on the back end.”
Van Dyk, 25, played in 32 games with Florida, tallying two goals and nine assists for 11 points and was a plus-five (+5). He had been particularly strong as of late with 10 points (2g-8a) in his last 17 games played.
The Woodstock, ON native spent four seasons as a teammate of current Condors C Robby Dee’s at the University of Maine. While with Maine, the 6’1″, 190 lbs. rookie played in 140 games amassing 44 points (4g-40a). His 140 games played were the most of any Black Bear during his career.
He made his pro debut in the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Abbotsford Heat, appearing in one game at the end of the 2010-11 season.
He is expected to arrive in Bakersfield late tonight, but will not be able to play until Saturday’s game against Stockton.
Spider-Man and Flip Cams Tonight and Saturday
Spider-Man brings his superhero powers to Condorstown as the Condors host the Thunder tonight at 7 p.m. He’ll pose for pictures in the Condors photo booth and will greet fans around the arena. The game is sponsored by MY 45 and La Campesina 92.5 FM. It’s also a Bright House Networks and Wells Fargo Kids Club Night where members will receive free lower level admission to the game.
On Saturday, the Condors take on Stockton at 7 p.m. and 50 lucky fans will take home a Condors customized Flip Cam courtesy of Bright House Networks and 106.1 KRAB Radio. The video recorders feature images of Condors players, past and present.
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